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by jhopgood
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A question regarding a punishment book
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: A question regarding a punishment book

Hi Dennis My recollection of times were: Loop 5 minutes Mile 8 minutes Long mile (Mile with the extra bit around the loop) 10 minutes Double mile 16 minutes. You had already moved for the final year as a mixed age house before Barnes B became a junior house, but you may remember Fisher. He was dayro...
by jhopgood
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nell Todd painting for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Nell Todd painting for sale

Apart from teaching art, Nell Todd (and her predecessor Mr A.A. Kent both) had another duty, which no one has documented so far in the Forum. They presided over “Bad writing classes,” but that probably wasn’t their official name. I was forced to attend such classes held by each of the two. All they...
by jhopgood
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics

I graduated from “Robin” to “Eagle” via “Swift”. My mother would send me the “Eagle” every week, until we switched it to the “Children’s Newspaper “. I seem to remember that someone else received the “Beano”. I’m pretty certain others read our copies and it never occurred to me that there might have...
by jhopgood
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The End of Marching in to Lunch?
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: The End of Marching in to Lunch?

Just on the logistic of getting everyone to eat at approximately the same time, what happens now for breakfast and tea?
by jhopgood
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Britt or European
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: Britt or European

I have a British passport, my wife British and Costa Rican, my eldest son, Swedish, British, and entitled to Costa Rican, one child born in the UK, the other in Sweden, my youngest son has British passport and is entitled to a Costa Rican, his wife is French from Guadeloupe, but got her British pass...
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

I have a feeling that his CH dates are incorrect. I remember the name and according to his dates, he would have been on my year, but he was not in any of my forms. Given that he received a First in 1968, he must have been at least one or two years before me, probably one as I will be 73 later this ...
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

I have a feeling that his CH dates are incorrect. I remember the name and according to his dates, he would have been on my year, but he was not in any of my forms. Given that he received a First in 1968, he must have been at least one or two years before me, probably one as I will be 73 later this y...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I was just about to say much the same thing! Equally irrelevant, but John Gower, at the time chairman of CHA, and I, met the CHA manager in London to go over some stuff related to the Blue. At one stage the CHA manager remonstrated with us, saying that she had noticed with Old Blues, their tendency...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Those figures ring a bell, but at university my parents contributed nothing as I had to get a job so that they didn't have to pay. In fact I got a student apprenticeship and the company gave me an annual grant of £100. This is something that puzzles me. The only thing I heard at CH about universiti...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I strongly subscribe to the view that Old Blues go to Christ's Hospital so their children won't need to. The excellent education I received enables me to choose how to educate my daughter; this doesn't apply to everybody of course, especially the non-foundationers, some of whom are on this forum (a...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

Two people whom I remember. Bob Galbraith (Col A), who only had thumb and little finger on right hand. Played the French horn, was my partner in some science labs and had no problem doing the experiments. Met him at a 50th reunion and think he said he was in the medical profession but I investigated...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 21094

Re: School Chaplains

Almost on topic. After A levels I remember a class with J C Tod entitled “ The Bible as History”. I have always considered that the Old Testament was history interlaced with teachings.
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Goatherd wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:29 pm I think Willie Watson played the trumpet.
Probably correct. Can’t remember clarinet nor percussion.
by jhopgood
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Michael “Joe” Froggatt, (Pe B), a direct contemporary of mine as we went to junior school and CH together, formed the Jabberwocks, who played traditional Jazz. Froggatt was on the Euphonium, Noel Abel on trombone (he later went on to become a distinguished bass trombonist with top symphony orchestra...
by jhopgood
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2765

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Definitely payment in my day but I don’t recall how much. 15 florins seems a lot, all in one go, but I used to get one florin as a choir boy at weddings before I went to CH, so maybe it wasn’t that much. I was a swab for my second two terms to Launchfield, the Trades Monitor, and the all of my seco...